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Alumni Profile – Matt Hawkins ’13

Alumni Profile Matt Hawkins '13 Aerospace Program Manager and Systems Architect at Lockheed Martin Where do you live now?   North End of Boston! Previously Fort Worth, TX, Durham, NC, and San Diego, CA. What do you do?  My team and I build things that fly, sometimes fast and sometimes without human pilots, with the dual-purpose of advancing civilization while protecting ...
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Alumni Profile – Rheanna Sinnett ’99

Alumni Profile Rheanna Sinnett '99 Just Add Water Floating Camps Where do you live now? Bremen, Maine (after NYA by way of Florida, DC, California, and Germany) What do you do? I currently own and operate my own eco-tourism business, Just Add Water Floating Camps, renting houseboats on Pemaquid Pond, and also manage and caretake Otyokwa Cabins, a vacation property in ...
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Alumni Profile – Dr. George Philip LeBourdais ‘00

Alumni ProfileDr. George Philip LeBourdais ‘00 California, USA Head of Partnerships, Polygence Dr. George Philip LeBourdais ‘00 is a teacher, curator and writer who is currently the Head of Partnerships at Polygence, an online research academy that that connects high school students worldwide with academic experts and mentors to complete student-driven research projects. Students don’t have the pressure of grades ...
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NYA Welcomes Meredith Segal ’04 as 2021 Commencement Speaker

Yarmouth, Maine, June 2, 2021: North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is pleased to announce its 2021 commencement speaker is Meredith Segal, NYA Class of 2004. Segal has devoted her career to advancing opportunity for vulnerable individuals in the United States and around the globe. A zealous social entrepreneur, she offers meticulous operational leadership, creative strategic vision, and unflagging optimism that our …

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Alumni Profile – Chris Curran ’04

Alumni Profile Chris Curran '04 Portland, ME Director, Maine Chapter, Frontline Foods From Ohio to California to New York, entrepreneurially driven Chris Curran ‘04 found success in the medical device, fashion, wine, and restaurant industries. It was the global COVID-19 pandemic that brought him back home to Maine. Chris, a graduate of The College of Wooster, returned to the East Coast in early 2012 after spending four ...

Alumni Profile – Carly Lappas ’13

Alumni Profile Carly Lappas '13 Chapel Hill, NC Pursuing master's degree in public administration at the UNC School of Government When Carly Lappas graduated from NYA, she was a proud “lifer,” having enrolled as an 11-year-old entering the sixth grade.   Carly vividly remembers her shadow visit day as a young kid applying to NYA. “I came from my hometown, Durham, to spend the day at NYA, and I enjoyed myself so much. The teachers and students were friendly and welcoming. I knew NYA was for me,” she said.   At NYA, Carly immersed herself in sports, clubs, and activities. She sang ...
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Alumni Profile – Sydney Garcia ’14

Alumni ProfileSydney Garcia '14 Scarborough, ME Technical Manufacturing Chemist, Abbott Labs When Sydney Garcia ‘14 arrived at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the fall of 2014, she was surprised to discover that many of her engineering classmates had never played high school sports, learned how to write clearly or effectively communicate their viewpoints.  “Because of my well-rounded education at NYA, I felt academically prepared for college,” said Sydney. "Compared to classmates, I could easily write an essay or handle complicated lab work with smoothness and coordination, as a result of my academic and athletic ...
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Alumni Profile – Dr. John Mills ’96

Alumni ProfileJohn Mills, PhD '96 Rochester, MN Director of the Neuroimmunology Laboratory, Mayo Clinic When Windham native John Mills ‘96 transferred to NYA to begin his sophomore year, he was “completely unprepared and ill-equipped to succeed academically,” he recalls.      “During my first semester at NYA, I was a disastrous student with poor grades, and my only real interests were in athletics,” claims Mills who, along with his brother, Bryan ‘90, was a standout on the basketball, cross-county, and track and field teams.    ...

Alumni Profile – Caty Von Brecht Werner ‘05

Alumni Profile Caty von Brecht Werner '05 Yarmouth, ME Content Strategy Manager, L.L.Bean Trustee Caty Von Brecht Werner ‘05 brings her marketing knowledge to the NYA Board.   “When I was invited to join the NYA Board of Trustees, it felt like the perfect opportunity to grow my marketing experience while also helping to move NYA, a place I care about so deeply, forward,” ...